MS Word Bible Dictionary?

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Oct 4 2017 5:42 AM

Does Logos offer a MS Word Bible Dictionary for indivdual Bible versions? MS Word allows one to add dictionaries, so I was just wondering ... Thanks.

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 5:54 AM

Sacrifice:
Does Logos offer a MS Word Bible Dictionary for indivdual Bible versions?

I'm pretty sure the answer is no but I don't really understand the question.

What would you want such a dictionary to do?

Is this related - in some way - to creating personal books, notes or sermons? Or something else?

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Robert M. Warren | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 6:29 AM

He wants ro add theological words to MS Word's custom dictionary en mass.

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 7:09 AM

Do you mean just for spell check purposes? 

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 9:31 AM

Thanks for the replies. Sorry I wasn't more specific.

When adding passages of Scripture into MS Word many times the MS Word dictionary underlines them indicating that they may be incorrectly spelled, etc. This is aggravating ...

It would be nice to have a Bible dictionary(s) (Greek and Hebrew would be nice too -:)) in MS Word - you can add them in the actual program (Word for Mac) rather easily (Preferences-->Spelling and Grammar-->Dictionary-->Drop the file and then Add) - to alleviate this ... 

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Graham Criddle | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 9:41 AM

Thanks for clarifying. 

But, no, Logos does not offer anything like this. 

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 9:51 AM

Ok, many thanks.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 10:22 AM

This isn't too hard. Use Logos to export a word list to excel. Grab the gloss column. I used a mix of Excel, Notepad++, and Word to break it down in to one word per line, eliminate duplicates. I then used a macro found here:

https://word.tips.net/T001465_Pulling_Out_Spelling_Errors.html

to collect the words that Word didn't already recognize. 

The resulting list is saved to a unicode text file using Word:

2727.esv.zip

Except for a cursory look, I haven't reviewed the results. It should be reviewed.

The process takes <20 mins, probably a good bit less now that I know better how to do it.

EDIT: For bible versions where the text is freely available you should be able to just use the macro on the complete bible text.

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 3:31 PM

Many thanks Randy. I’ll attempt to do this. This will be great. 

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Oct 4 2017 6:47 PM

I had time to go through this one more time and refine it a bit.

Note that the dictionary I posted earlier used word list instead and is less complete than than the method below using Concordance. That dictionary file is incomplete. 

Here's the blow by blow:

LOGOS

  • Build a concordance for the bible you want to create a dictionary for
  • Deselect "Combine all word forms"
  • Select "Bible Text" (Eliminate footnote abbrevs, etc)
  • Sort by "Heading"
  • Resource menu => Print/Export => Save as File: Spreadsheet
    • Save As "Concordance-ESV.xml"

EXCEL

  • Open "Concordance-ESV.xml"
  • Select Cell A2
  • Press "End" key. Hold Shift key while pressing and releasing <Down Arrow>.
  • Press Ctrl+C to copy selected cells.

WORD

  • Create New Document
  • Select menu Home => Paste => Keep Text Only
  • Select menu File => Options => Proofing => Custom Dictionaries...
    • Deselect ALL custom dictionaries (Because we want to create a new dictionary that does not depend on words provided in other custom dictionaries; We want a standalone dictionary.)
  • Press Alt+F11 to open the VBA Editor
  • Select menu Insert => Module
  • Click in the editor and paste the function below


' Source:
' "Pulling Out Spelling Errors" by Allen Wyatt
' https://word.tips.net/T001465_Pulling_Out_Spelling_Errors.html
'
Sub GetSpellingErrors()
Dim DocThis As Document
Dim iErrorCnt As Integer
Dim J As Integer

Set DocThis = ActiveDocument
Documents.Add

iErrorCnt = DocThis.SpellingErrors.Count
For J = 1 To iErrorCnt
    Selection.TypeText Text:=DocThis.SpellingErrors(J)
    Selection.TypeParagraph
Next J
End Sub

  • Press F5 to run the macro function
  • <Wait a very long time.> Word will say Not Responding. It's ok. Just wait for it to finish.
  • Select menu File => Save As
    • File name: "Bible-ESV.dic" (incl the quotes)
    • Save as type: Plain Text
    • OK
  • File Conversion
    • Text Encoding: Other encoding: Unicode
    • OK
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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 5 2017 4:55 AM

Very very neat!!! Thanks.

This is going in my "Bound to come in useful" file. 

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 5 2017 2:19 PM

Randy,

Many thanks. Even though you spelled it out wonderfully, that is probably beyond my capabities. I tried it from the first post you made and gave up. It will be a huge project and I know me I’ll want to add every theological term in existence to it, not just the Bible. So there goes more time...

I want to thank you though for finding / thinking of how to do it. That is really cool. 

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Rich DeRuiter | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 5 2017 4:36 PM

Sacrifice:

Randy,

Many thanks. Even though you spelled it out wonderfully, that is probably beyond my capabities. I tried it from the first post you made and gave up. It will be a huge project and I know me I’ll want to add every theological term in existence to it, not just the Bible. So there goes more time...

I want to thank you though for finding / thinking of how to do it. That is really cool. 

I just do this one term at a time, as I come across them. I do double-check, if not triple check the spelling each time. It doesn't take long before there aren't that many new ones - at least for how I work. I did copy a list of all the books of the Bible and check those off one at a time. That gave a good start.

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Randy W. Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 6 2017 6:05 PM

A collection of dictionary files for 26 various bible translations generated from Concordance.

2783.dictionaries.zip

https://github.com/simsrw73/BibleDict 

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Oct 7 2017 6:07 PM

Wow Randy many thanks. Sorry it took me so long to reply I was sick ... but many, many thanks. I’ll install it tomorrow ... can’t wait 

Yours In Christ

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JohnB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 8 2017 4:40 AM

Randy W. Sims:
A collection of dictionary files for 26 various bible translations generated from Concordance.

Dumbstruck! What can I say but thanks!!

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Bruce Dunning | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 8 2017 5:09 AM

JohnB:

Randy W. Sims:
A collection of dictionary files for 26 various bible translations generated from Concordance.

Dumbstruck! What can I say but thanks!!

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Sacrifice | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Oct 8 2017 2:54 PM

Randy, I have been using this for most of the day. It is fantastic. Thanks ever so much !!!

Yours In Christ

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